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Shaw Heights, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Shaw Heights Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Adams County at latitude 39.8575 and longitude -105.0391. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,449 feet.

The formal official name is the Shaw Heights Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shaw Heights, Colorado.

The U5 Census Class Code for Shaw Heights indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Shaw Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Shaw Heights Census Designated Place, CO Boundary Map


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Shaw Heights, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,114
Population in Households 5,114
Population in Familes 4,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7,301
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 1,708
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 1,259
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,147 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 561 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $204,326
Average Home Value $206,375


Median Household Income $57,182
Average Household Income $67,086
Per Capita Income $22,850
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% 0.12%
Households 0.06% 0.16%
Families -0.48% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shaw Heights, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaw Heights to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 108 77th
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 166 64th
Per Capita Income # 324 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.